Illinois Institute of Technology Robert A. Pritzker Science Center

Illinois Institute of Technology Robert A. Pritzker Science Center

The design communicates a sense of innovation and creative science that reflects the college’s reputation for cutting-edge programs.

Location
Chicago, IL
Scope of Services
Planning
Programming
Architecture
Interior Design

Size:
124,000 sf

Construction Type:
Renovation

The 1966, Miesian-style Myron Goldsmith building housing IIT’s College of Science and Letters is undergoing renovation to provide spaces and tools that support the school’s reputation for innovation, creative science, and cutting edge teaching.

LCM’s approach for the programming, master planning, and design of the renovation is to create a visually appealing, energizing environment that provides the technology and spaces for forward thinking learning.

Following a feasibility study to determine the future of the facility as a teaching and research hub on campus, LCM developed a master plan envisioning classrooms, teaching/research labs, offices, student lounges, and collaborative spaces to complete a comprehensive revitalization.

The initial implementation phases developed an interior, light-infused lobby and an exterior plaza, refreshing the school’s image and reestablishing its connection to the main campus thoroughfare. During a third phase, major interior spaces were renovated to modernize a large lecture hall and create flexible peer-to-peer learning classrooms. The renovation of the Dean’s suite with offices, a kitchenette, reception, and teaming areas, was the latest phase of development.